Member Since 2018
MiaDonna & Company
Portland, Oregon Area
Anna-Mieke Anderson (pronounced Anna-Mee-kah) is the founder and active CEO of MiaDonna & Company and the founder of The Greener Diamond Foundation. She is a dedicated mother, an avid philanthropist and successful entrepreneur. When Anna-Mieke learned the truth behind the conflict origin of her earth-mined diamond in 2005, she became passionate about finding a conflict-free option. Fueled by a mother’s passion for helping children, she has built a globally admired, eco-friendly jewelry company that continues to push boundaries to create a socially responsible diamond industry. Not only did she grow a business, she pioneered an industry. She has dedicated her life to creating diamonds in a laboratory that are superior to earth-mined diamonds in every way, all while helping children caught in the middle of the unethical harvesting of mined diamonds. Anna-Mieke has made history by becoming a visionary in the new era of the diamond industry. Her passion to create lab-grown diamonds, even before the technology was available, has been recognized by industry authorities and organizations. She is now internationally recognized as a humanitarian activist and successful entrepreneur who works tirelessly to inspire other young women to embrace their authentic, feminine selves and follow their entrepreneurial spirit.
New entrepreneurs sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that they can make their hobbies profitable through their business. When you're putting together a company, the first thing you may want to consider is whether you're doing this as a passion or for profit.
Cash flow -- the amount of money that comes in and goes out of a business -- is often a concern for many new companies. Generating a healthy cash flow requires careful planning and a commitment to a strong operational strategy. However, a lack of experience in cash flow management as a new entrepreneur can put you at a disadvantage.
Innovation can change how a company does business and significantly improve its bottom line. That is why innovation should be a core value for any organization, and leaders should spare no efforts to encourage their teams to come up with innovative ideas.
As societies continue to grow and evolve, businesses must find a way to keep pace with the ever-changing marketplace.
Founded in 2005 by a mother passionate to create change in the world, MiaDonna offers beautiful, ethical and affordable fine jewelry made with recycled metals and the finest lab-grown diamonds and gemstones from the world’s leading labs. Handcrafted in the U.S.A., each conflict-free piece is created without negatively impacting native communities or the environment. MiaDonna’s goal is to redefine the jewelry industry by providing shoppers with a socially responsible alternative that counteracts the damage caused by the earth-mined diamond industry. As a foundation-first company, MiaDonna proudly gives back at least 10% of its net profits to their charity foundation, The Greener Diamond, to fund educational, agricultural, mentorship and urgent relief programs in diamond mining communities.